Greek European Culture

European Union, Politics, Russia

“I see Russia as the successor state of the Empire of Byzantium.”

By Sylvain Rey

Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House


  1. It’s a pity that the interviewer did not ask him to say more about his vision of Russia being the successor of Byzantium, how this identity permits a cooperation with Western Europe or prohibits membership in nato, etc.

  2. It would have been a great idea indeed to expand on this. It is unfortunate however that the magazine will be available only to a few, mainly students and military, unfortunate because a vision such as Védrine’s truly deserves to gain more popularity here. But I think it shows that there is still a difficulty here in admitting that there can be a different European model…

  3. Do you have any sort of ‘access’ to Vedrine? Perhaps you could have a discussion with him.